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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 7/27/22)
DISNEY+: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Light & Magic (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Car Masters: Rust to Riches (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Dream Home Makeover (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Most Hated Man on the Internet (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Rebelde (Premiere)
THE CW: Wellington Paranormal (Premiere) at 9p

Ratings for premiere night of Discovery’s Shark Week on Sunday, July 24, were up +500% vs. the same night a year ago in Live +Same Day Nielsens. Discovery was the #1 network in Prime Time across all of television among Men and Teens (Men 25-54, Persons 12-17), no exclusions, and the #1 cable network in Prime Time among Persons 25-54 and Persons 18-34. Synergy is likely reeling in viewers – this year, Warner Bros. Discovery’s TBS, TNT, truTV, Food Network, HGTV, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Animal Planet, Science Channel, ID, OWN, TCM, Discovery+, and HBO Max, are cross-promoting the event all week. (Plus, beach blimps!)
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO has given a series order to the “The Palace,” telling the story of one year within the walls of the palace of an authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel. The limited series will be directed and executive produced by Stephen Frears and showrun, written by, and executive produced by Will Tracy. Kate Winslet will star and executive produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC News Studios announced a slate of narrative nonfiction projects that includes three feature documentaries and 15 series and specials, with plans to producer over 100 hours of programming. Among the projects are “The Age of Influence,” a six-part series for Hulu that explores influencer culture; “Cinderella,” an ABC special looking at the 1997 TV movie; and Hulu weekly newsmagazine “IMPACT x Nightline.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock handed straight-to-series US order for “Those About to Die,”an Ancient Rome gladiatorial epic inspired by the nonfiction classic Those About To Die from author Daniel Mannix. Filmmaker Roland Emmerich (“Moonfall”) is set to direct and executive produce. High End Productions has acquired distribution rights in Europe and is set to co-finance the show with Peacock.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) via his Moonshot Entertainment has signed a development deal with Village Roadshow Television to source, develop and produce programming with his production partner James Degus. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Bryan for nearly two decades and his strength in front of the camera is matched only by his skills behind the camera as a director, writer and producer,” said Village Roadshow CEO Steve Mosko. “He is a singular talent in the industry and one of the best storytellers I know.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grammy winner Usher will executive produce “Storyville,” a series in development for the global market flashing back to the birth of the jazz age from creators/executive producers/showrunners Bill Macdonald (“Rome”) and Walt Becker (“Clifford the Big Red Dog”). Starlings TV President Chris Philip and Starlings Entertainment CEO Karine Martin will also executive produce the series with Becker, Macdonald and Usher.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has ordered a new six-episode season of “Ugliest Houses in America.” The series has attracted more than 16 million viewers to its freshman run and premiered its second season on Sunday, July 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting Notes: Adelaide Kane (“SEAL Team”) has joined the season 19 cast of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” as a new resident…Quentin Plair (“The Good Lord Bird”) has been cast opposite Kathryn Hahn as a series regular in Hulu’s “Tiny Beautiful Things.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s “Naked and Afraid XL: Frozen” kicks off Sunday, July 31 at 8p on Discovery. The spin-off series features “Naked” all-star survivalists making the best of it in the frigid Rocky Mountains.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Talent competition “Domingos en Familia” premieres for the first time on Spanish-language television Sunday, August 14 at 8p on Univision. Actress and comedian Consuela Duval hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s “Help! I Wrecked My House” is back for a new season Saturday, August 27 at 9p. The season opener will follow home renovation expert Jasmine Roth as she assists a homeowner who is struggling to renovate his father’s childhood home.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime thriller drama “Let the Right One In” premieres on streaming and on demand for Showtime subscribers on Friday, October 7, before making its on-air debut on Sunday, October 9 at 10p. The 10-episode series centers on a father and his daughter whose lives were changed when she was turned into a vampire.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks’ first traditionally animated series, “Pantheon,” premieres Thursday, September 1 with weekly episodes on AMC+. Based on a collection of short stories by Ken Liu, the show is centered on a bullied teen (Katie Chang) who receives mysterious help from someone online: a stranger soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David (Daniel Dae Kim).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Football League and SiriusXM locked in a five-year extension of their broadcasting and marketing agreement. Under the terms of this new agreement, SiriusXM becomes the exclusive third-party audio provider of every NFL game across North America. SiriusXM will also offer additional team-focused content from NFL clubs – including coaches shows, press conferences and more – to subscribers on the SXM App.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the talent front. FOX Sports is tapping the talents of soccer commentator Ian Darke to join the network’s FIFA World Cup broadcast team as a new play-by-play announcer for this year’s tournament. The event marks Darke’s eighth FIFA World Cup. Darke joins returning lead play-by-play announcer John Strong and new play-by-play announcer Jacqui Oatley.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elsewhere, the Big Ten Network announced the additions of several newcomers as part of its 2022 Big Ten Football coverage with coverage beginning Week 0 when Wyoming visits Illinois on Aug. 27, at 4p. New to the broadcast booth will Joshua Perry and Jake Butt, calling games next to Brandon Gaudin and reporter Rick Pizzo. Also new this year is Jason McCourty, who will make his debut in the booth on Sept. 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Great Clips launched an integrated marketing campaign for back-to-school season “designed to empower dads” by partnering with Drew Brees. The former NLF player stars in a video entitled “Dad’s Back-to-School Playbook.” Great Clips also partnered with a variety of influencer dads and families to show their followers how they get ready for the new school year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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